When you think of lavender, what pops into your mind? Most of us think of a refreshingly light fragrance that brings about a sense of peace. Lavender’s scent, as well as gentle purple color is associated with peace and relaxation for good reason. It is truly a super plant with numerous benefits. At Sweet Grass Farm, each one of our products comes in a lavender scent, infused with lavender essential oil because we know how beneficial lavender can be to your overall health. This blog will discuss the benefits of lavender and why it’s so soothing.
Lavender has been around for a long time. The egyptians used lavender in mummification, as well as in perfume. It has been used for centuries to treat many different ailments including:
- Hair loss
- Skin irritations
This has made lavender one of the most popular essential oils in existence. This is because of all it can do. It is effective in inducing relaxation, as well as having antiseptic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
It is highly effective in relaxation, which helps manage anxiety and insomnia. The relaxing properties in lavender are all in the small. For people who struggle with insomnia, the calming scent has the ability to help users fall asleep. It’s a safe and healthy alternative to sleeping pills. In addition, incorporating lavender into your daily life isn’t as challenging as other alternatives to help with anxiety or insomnia such as exercising regularly, cutting down on caffeine, and avoiding electronics before bed. Its light, floral scent has been shown to help manage restlessness and nervous exhaustion that comes with depression and anxiety. It lowers your blood pressure and heart rate, putting you in a relaxed state. Pro tip: try lavender soap in your next bubble bath.
Stress is a large factor in what ails us every day. The mere fact that lavender helps in relaxation is one reason why it helps with so many facets of our health. Lavender, in addition to its antiseptic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties, helps to strengthen your immune system through relieving stress. When we are under stress, our immune system is not able to work as well in protecting us from disease, and we are more vulnerable to getting sick. When we are able to manage our stress levels, our likelihood of getting sick goes down drastically.
That being said, lavender essential oil is also a natural antioxidant. In an article by Draxe, lavender oil was shown to increase the activity of the body’s most powerful antioxidants including glutathione, catalase, and superoxide dismutase (SOD). These antioxidants prevent free radicals from damaging our immune systems. The American diet as well as exposure to toxins in pollution makes the free radical burden often great enough that our bodies can become deficient in these antioxidants. Lavender oil is a great and effective way to fight free radical damage.
At Sweet Grass Farm, we aim to produce every product with you in mind, including essential oils and shea butters to soothe skin and heal. Shop our collection of natural body products today.